I’m speaking today in Ben Franklin Hall in Philadelphia for a conference of Media Impact Funders. And, at the request of the organizers, I’m cosplaying… Read More »Two Bens and a Mark: a talk at Ben Franklin Hall in Philadelphia
Roughly ten years ago, as phones became smartphones and Facebook and Twitter began their rise towards ubiquity, a fundamental social shift took place: the majority… Read More »Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social
I just spent two days at the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation, and I’m coming back from Chicago more enthusiastic about the state of… Read More »Finding hope… and dissing Lin-Manuel… at the Obama Foundation Summit
Remember Mastodon? In April 2017, there was a wave of excitement about Mastodon, a federated social network begun in October 2016 by Eugen Rochko, a… Read More »Mastodon is big in Japan. The reason why is… uncomfortable
When things get serious in the media space, my friends at the Knight Foundation rally the troops. Last week, I was invited to a workshop… Read More »Mistrust, Efficacy and the New Civics – a whitepaper for the Knight Foundation
A year ago, I had the opportunity to go to Colombia for the first time, as part of a delegation from Open Society Foundation. We… Read More »The Village of Peace. And Coca. Lots of Coca.